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well i got some progress, i'm working on the trd bumper, filled it in today and snapped some pictures, i just put primer on it, plan on painting either tonight or tomorrow sometime

sadly my coilovers are still going to be 3 weeks, even after changing from 8/10k, but whatever it'll be worth the wait i guess :D

here are a few pictures of the trd fill, maybe i'll make a little guide or something.


<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img607/3093/imageosw.jpg" width="50%" height="50%">

used a mesh to fill in the hole in the bumper to have the fiberglass be able to stick to something

<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img22/5486/imagebjmz.jpg" width="50%" height="50%">

here's it with the fiberglass applied

( i used a piece of wood in order to get the right amount of curve in the bumper)


<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img11/5769/imagewtgf.jpg" width="50%" height="50%">
here's the fiberglass sanded down

after that i applied bondo to fill in the smaller holes from the fiberglass.
then i sanded a few times

then primered
i'll snap a few more pictures after i primer it and paint it!
 

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ALLLLLLL RIGHTTTT
i finally have some progress, got my bc extreme drop coilovers a few days ago, and i have been playing around with the height settings and trying to get it how i like
here are a few pictures from the past few days

<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img802/4533/hi3k.jpg" width="50%" height="50%">

<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img209/7775/0fke.jpg" width="50%" height="50%">

<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img845/5115/wbl1.jpg" width="50%" height="50%">

<img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img703/402/vuns.jpg" width="50%" height="50%">

so that's all i have now, and sadly they're all phone pictures, so the quality is crap, but like it a lot now, even tho the ride is a bit stiff :ugh:
 

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car looks good and btw i got a email from kami earlyer this weeks bc no longer makes the rear springs in 10k 8ks the highest now, but car looks great my coils come Wednesday.
 

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alright i borrowed my dad's camera to do a little photoshoot

i just adjusted my bc's to make the ride a bit better in the back, lowered it as well, plan on lowering more in the front as well to make the car even lol

so here's a few pictures from today

<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img194/5931/4dlc.jpg" width="90%" height="90%">

<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img853/4575/y5xi.jpg" width="90%" height="90%">

<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img706/7250/ees9.jpg" width="90%" height="90%">

<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img812/2403/1ntf.jpg" width="90%" height="90%">

<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img856/928/6gpq.jpg" width="90%" height="90%">

<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img854/7541/mv2w.jpg" width="90%" height="90%">

<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img845/8284/lvo2.jpg" width="90%" height="90%">
 

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clean, just hate how the trd front sits so high up
its more apparent when the rear is sitting lower then the front....
agreed, but i just can't justify spending over a grand on an 03+ bumper and lip then painting it, and then buying new fogs lights and brackets, it's just not in the budget now :(

but i plan on lowering the front quite a bit more tomorrow, maybe it'll look a bit better then
 

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agreed, but i just can't justify spending over a grand on an 03+ bumper and lip then painting it, and then buying new fogs lights and brackets, it's just not in the budget now :(

but i plan on lowering the front quite a bit more tomorrow, maybe it'll look a bit better then
And people thought 150 for my already painted 03 bumper was too much:smug:
 

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alright i have a bit of progress, nothing much but a good excuse to update this :naughty:



i did the "home depot DIY lip" for 16 bucks, and i think it came out pretty good for how much i spent on it
opinions?

also i've decided to sell my carbon fiber hood, keep the raised scoop, and paint it blue, i just don't like the look of the aged carbon fiber hood i currently have (maybe down the road i'll buy another cf hood in better shape but eh we'll see)
 

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Loving your celica man! You should give me your TRD half plate since you wont need it anymore... =)

-Alex
 

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Wow that lip from the Home Depot doesnt look half bad. What is it though and how did you secure it???
it's something called a "garage door seal" i believe, i got the one that was 9 feet and i had like 2 feet left over give or take

i used this carpet double sided tape to attatch the lip to the bumper, i kind of did a shitty job so the lip is starting to come off already because i didn't use enough tape

well it's staying on fine, but it's starting to fold in towards the bumper
but hey for 14 bucks, i can't complain i think it looks good, and makes the bumper a bit more even with the side skirts

Loving your celica man! You should give me your TRD half plate since you wont need it anymore... =)

-Alex

i almost made another "parts for sale" thing since i have so much stuff i don't need, but maybe i'll just bring it with me to the little meet up or something and give it to you haha



a few more pictures of the lip and new drop ( lowered a bit more in the front )

<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img546/7462/v04g.jpg" width="90%" height="90%">
<img src= "http://imageshack.us/a/img837/1998/5wyd.jpg" width="90%" height="90%">
i really should invest in a better camera lol

my next project is shopping around craigslist for a decent set of rims

also if anyone in the dmv area is interested, i'll be selling my CF hood pretty soon
( it's not in great shape, it looks good in the sun, but other than that it's maybe 7/10)
 

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Looks clean. The only other thing I could recommend would be wheels and go wingless/BB lip.
yeah that's my next plan

and honestly i think i plan on keeping the trd wing for a while, i like it :shrugs:

but wheels/rims will be a bit since i just shelled out 400 bucks for 2 new tires

long story short, i taught my friend how to drive stick, she ran my car over a curb, 2 flats lol
 
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